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Kickin’ the Smile

DSC07182Who loves a good dental visit?

I do! I do! Look what I got for going to the dentist today? A swag bag! I’m a lucky girl.

Generally, the dentist is not my favorite place to go, nor is it really my least favorite.

I am trying something new this year.  I have decided to get my teeth cleaned every three months instead of every six months.  I am kind of liking this new plan.  Three months rolls around pretty fast though.  It seems like I was just there.

What’s your dental plan?


Left Eye Laser Iridotomy

Left Eye Laser Iridotomy (Photo credit: Geoff S.)

I am considered glaucoma suspect, which means there is a chance of getting glaucoma and becoming blind. To help prevent this, I had Laser Iridotomy on my left eye today.  I will have my right eye done in two weeks. I have, what is called, narrow angles in my eyes.  The drainage canals in my eyes are smaller than normal and can become clogged, causing excruciating pain and sudden blindness. This laser surgery makes a hole in my iris to allow another drainage passageway, which will help keep sudden blindness from happening. I don’t like my eyes being messed with, so I’ve actually been putting this off for a whole year. Then, I decided that it would be a shame to become blind when it could have been prevented. So, today was the day.

For more information on Laser Iridotomy, click here.